June 24th, 2013
02:30 AM ET

U.S. urges Russia to expel Snowden

Washington is urging Moscow to send Edward Snowden back to the United States instead of letting him fly to Ecuador for asylum.

"We expect the Russian government to look at all options available to expel Mr. Snowden back to the U.S. to face justice for the crimes with which he is charged," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said early Monday.

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  1. Pippa

    I like pizza, too. With pineapple and crispy crust! Shhh!;-)

    June 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    What did Snowden do? Expose individuals you support, that covertly spy on your privacy? The NSA recently reported having captured 50 terrorists since 9/11, using the Prizm data mining software. It isn't like the terrorists were tipped off by Snowden and got away. So why are they hot on his trail to charge him. Charge him with what? You have drones in that are spying on you. The NSA spying on you, with your phone. Nobody cares about the Fourth Amendment, because everyone wants to be more like the communists.

    June 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"


    June 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Edward Snowden is really in fact, innocent untill proven guilty. He is also protected by the Whistleblowers Protection Act, which IS part of our U.S. laws. Believe it or not.

    June 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Edward Snowden is guilty. He will never be trusted again by the United States government.

    June 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Would you trust Edward to work in a bank with your money?
    Didn't think so. Who likes rats?

    June 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Edward Snowden is guilty.

    June 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the Ecuadorian Ambassador to UK

    I am so sick of seeing that idiot walking aimlessly around the office every day when I come in to work.

    June 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Epic Beard Cat Laser Bacon Bro

    Wow these are some real furny comments, thanks guys

    June 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    Hey chrissy Anti American would be "fundamentally transforming America" into a Cuban police state after using the Black Panthers to intimidate voters at the poll while using the EPA, IRS, DHS, NSA and all those other alphabet soup groups to harass the opponent before retiring the space shuttle fleet finding it more important to include muslims in the space race than to find a replacement for the space shuttle as your affirmative action president labels his opposition as terrorists while he supports Al Quaeda in Syria after a hostile socialist government takeover of the healthcare industry. All of that in a single sentence and you say Bush stole an election? And you say what about jobs? Look around, every city that has turned to crap has been run by liberals for the last 30 years. Detroit, California, New York, Chicago. People are leaving these cities and states in droves finding a better life in conservative republican states. Louisiana took the auto industry from Detroit and Hollywood from California, why? Answer: LIBERAL DEMOCRAT POLICIES

    June 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandie

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
      (Inhales) Ha ha ha ha ha!

      June 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandria

      94 words in one sentence and all of the words roll into one gigantic lie.

      June 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Zandria

    Dont waste your time hamsta. Chrissy is just an extreem leftest neo socialist.
    She just doesn't get it.

    June 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    @ hamsta, there is something very wrong with you! WHERE did i say Bush stold the election??? You must be the one doing pcp because i never said no such thing!

    June 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    AND @ hamsta, i havent posted in 9 freaking hours and your STILL ranting at me? Get a life!

    June 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snowed In

      He misses you Chrissy. I miss you too. Lol. So the last I heard on this issue is that snowden didn't get on the plane and Russia is saying they have no clue where he is. We all know Russia is full of s#%t but for once I'm laughing at the US govt. bunch of thugs anyways. I think we all can collectively say that that the US govt is out of flippin control

      June 25, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Hey @ Rascal, how goes it?

    June 25, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Antoni Gaudi

    But why can he not go back to the U.S. and face trial? To be self-exiled from such a beautiful country and his family is so sad.

    June 25, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
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